Re: [Rd] Help in 2.10 lost its "Find" feature

From: Daniel Murphy <chiefmurphy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:07:33 -0800

That did it. Was having trouble searching 'help' for how to optionally configure 'help'. Thanks.
-Dan

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>wrote:

> For the text based help, there is no search feature on Windows, e.g.
>
> options(help_type="text");
> help(readLines);
>
> but if you use the HTML-based help, you can use the browser's search
> features as suggested/wanted:
>
> options(help_type="html");
> help(readLines);
>
> /Henrik
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM, hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> I understand that no one wanted to maintain the old Help, but one
> feature I
> >> used extensively -- as a newbie to R or to an unfamiliar package -- was
> the
> >> capability of searching for a word or phrase on the Help page itself.
> >> Ctrl-F/Command-F (Windows/mac) 'differently-phrased-capability' was a
> fast
> >> way to find out how to specify the arguments for a function call to
> >> accommodate a "capability" phrased differently than could be found in
> the
> >> author's designed argument list, especially for long and informative
> Help's.
> >> If new-Help could easily be enhanced to resurrect that feature, I
> believe
> >> many users would appreciate it. Thanks.
> >
> > Most browsers offer this feature - it certainly works in safari and
> > firefox, and I'm sure in internet explorer too.
> >
> > Hadley
> >
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